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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,555thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,148thMost Devout: 5,544th
The Hundred Oaker Forest of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Oaks 40

Population6.549 billion


The Hundred Oaker Forest of Oaks 40 is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.549 billion Oaks 40ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oaks 40ian economy, worth 613 trillion planets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Furniture Restoration, Cheese Exports, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 93,727 planets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The government funds private schools for intellectually gifted children, main battle tanks stalk the woods of Oaks 40 in search of falcons, reassembling shredded papers is the highlight of a spy's day, and agriculture is heavily subsidized by the government. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 40's national animal is the falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Oaks 40 is ranked 260,119th in the world and 3,863rd in Artificial Solar System for Most Beautiful Environments, with 7.55 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,555thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 5,148thMost Devout: 5,544thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,067thLargest Black Market: 6,782ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,056thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,806thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,713thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,501stTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,699thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,390thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,387thMost Authoritarian: 22,954thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24,340th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 50th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 64th in the regionLargest Black Market: 70th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 71st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 74th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 80th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 83rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 113th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 132nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 141st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 144th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 158th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 159th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 185th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 187th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 194th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 204th in the regionMost Inclusive: 256th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 261st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 281st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 315th in the regionNudest: 316th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 389th in the region

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